Please click on Noach in the labels column on the right to view last year's post about the portion.
And please use this parasha to connect yourself and your students to a current issue.
You and your students have heard about the tragic suicide of Tyler Clementi, a college freshman whose private behavior in his dorm room was broadcast on the internet by his roommate. What connection could this possible have to the Torah portion? The story of Noach after the flood seems to have something to say about this. If you teach middle school or high school kids, this is a real opportunity to share Jewish wisdom about privacy and create a connection between what they are learning in the Jewish educational setting with the dilemmas they face in their lives.